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CARR Seminars

Good Agency Principles – Lessons for Market and Competition Authorities

Speaker: Annetje Ottow, Professor Public Economic Law, University of Utrecht
Date: Tuesday 20 October, 13.00-14.30
Location: TW2.1.02

In this talk, Ottow will outline five principles that are fundamental to the framework of agency design and actions, namely legality (L), independence (I), transparency (T), effectiveness (E) and responsibility (R). These LITER principles also offer important guidance for those actors responsible for reviewing agencies’ actions. This talk will outline these principles and then illustrate them with examples from the Netherlands and the UK. By examining key processes against the LITER principles, this talk therefore contributes to wider ‘how to regulate agencies’ debates.

Annetje Ottow is Professor of Public Economic Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics & Governance at the University of Utrecht. Her research focuses on market regulation and regulators. Since 2013, she has also ben non-executive director to the board of the UK Competition and Markets Authority.


From Elites’ Protection of Banking Interests to ‘Capture at a Distance’: A Historical Analysis of Banking Politics and Regulation in Switzerland, c.a. 1920-2008

Speaker: Leon Wansleben, Assistant Professor of Sociology, LSE
Date: Tuesday 10 November, 13.00-14.30
Location: KSW 2.13

In this talk, Leon Wansleben will argue for a social space perspective on banking regulation, which promises to facilitate a more profound understanding of the structures and cultural norms governing actions and decision making within the semi-public spheres, where regulation is mainly conducted. This theoretical framework is then used for studying how the establishment and consolidation of a semi-public regulatory sphere in Switzerland created the social conditions, under which favourable rules for banks could be written, stabilised, and protected.

Leon Wansleben is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. His research combines economic, political sociology and the sociology of knowledge. Leon’s most recent work studies how central banking in Switzerland and the UK has transformed since the 1970s as a result of interrelated macro-developments (financialization, de-politicisation of economic policies) and organisational change in central banks.


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